KIM JONES LEAVES LOUIS VUITTON
January 17 | Paris, France
Kim Jones is leaving Louis Vuitton after seven years at its helm. With Jones’ modern eye for style, the designer house’s menswear achieved bigger milestones, and proof is its recent collaboration with streetwear brand Supreme.
Louis Vuitton’s fall/winter 2018 menswear collection that was presented this week is Jones’ last for the designer house.
LVMH PRIZE 2018 OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
January 18 | Paris, France
Since 2013, LVMH, the parent company of luxury goods such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Givenchy, has annually honored young designers and fashion undergraduates with a rare opportunity to work with the company and its designer houses.
The Young Fashion Designer Prize awards young creatives 300,000 euros to jumpstart their creative work, as well as receiving financial and technical support, such as sourcing and distributing, from LVMH–rewards that are invaluable to an designer who’s just beginning their career.
For fashion students, the Graduate Prize allows them to be a part of the design team of any LVMH brand, while also receiving a 10,000 euros grant.
LVMH Prize founder, Delphine Arnault, in an exclusive interview with Vogue, revealed the changes in this year’s competition: submission of applications is extended to almost three weeks to encourage more young designers from all countries to join, and new fashion experts were also introduced. These experts, which include top model Karlie Kloss and representatives from top fashion schools Central Saint Martins, Parsons School of Design, and Institut Français de la Mode, will decide on the Prize’s top ten finalists.
The semi-finals of the LVMH Prize will happen during the Paris Fashion Week on March 1 and 2.